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Jaguar GT4 Launched for British GT Entry

Jaguar F-TYPE SVR GT4 in British GT program for wounded armed forces personnel…

Photo: Invictus Games Racing

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR GT4 will run in the British GT Championship this season as part of a new initiative to get injured veterans of the British Armed Forces into racing.

Invictus Games Racing will enter two Jaguars, which have been built by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division for James Holder.

Holder, who co-founded clothing brand SuperDry, financed the project after racking up considerable experience in GT4 racing in recent years.

As a result, the car will exclusively run in British GT and is not expected to be made available to other customers.

The program is linked to the Invictus Games, a sporting event founded by Prince Harry in 2014 to cater for wounded, injured and sick armed service personnel. 

“Invictus Games Racing will enable ex-servicemen and women who have experienced physical or psychological trauma during service to compete against each other and the rest of the top-level racing field, in cars that are tailor-made for them,” said Holder.

“We wanted to give these men and women the chance to compete in a professional racing competition with the established teams.”

Each car will have one Pro driver who will each mentor two injured Am drivers. The Ams will split the season between them.

Matthew George, who has previously partnered Holder in British GT, and two-time Pirelli World Challenge TCA champion Jason Wolfe will be the Pro drivers.

Steve McCulley, Paul Vice, Ben Norfolk and Basil Rawlinson have been selected as the Am drivers, meanwhile. 

All four drivers suffered injuries or illnesses while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq. 

Photo: Invictus Games Racing

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.


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